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Exploring Toronto and other global cities through interviews with authors, experts and citizens. Produced by the University of Toronto (UofT).

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Exploring Toronto and other global cities through interviews with authors, experts and citizens. Produced by the University of Toronto (UofT).

    How to Love a City with Shawn Micallef

    How to Love a City with Shawn Micallef

    How can Torontonians learn to adore their city in the midst of the 2015 Pan Am & Parapan Am Games? Shawn Micallef writes about Toronto and urban issues for Spacing Magazine and the Toronto Star. He’s also authored The Trouble With Brunch and Stroll from Coach House Books. Micallef brings his own experiences from exploring […]

    Ep. 8 Can we build a Music City?

    Ep. 8 Can we build a Music City?

    In the midst of ‘festival season’ in Toronto, The Cities Podcast features interviews with two artists deep in TO’s music scene. Izzy Ritchie, from Juno-winning group The Strumbellas, and music critic Ian Gormely explain how they made it as professionals in the industry — and describe the changes they hope to see in Toronto’s music […]

    Ep. 7 Ghosts of The Ward with John Lorinc

    Ep. 7 Ghosts of The Ward with John Lorinc

    Author John Lorinc shares stories from The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood (Coach House Books). He co-edited the collection that revives a demolished area bounded by College, Queen, Yonge and University — now the realm of City Hall. More about The Cities Podcast http://news.utoronto.ca/podcasts More about The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s […]

    Ep. 6 The Poetry Map with George Elliott Clarke

    Ep. 6 The Poetry Map with George Elliott Clarke

    Poet laureate George Elliott Clarke discusses The Poetry Map from Toronto Public Libraries, diversity and police culture, and more. Also, Roman Mars from 99% Invisible shares his opinions on the greatest libraries in North America. Original music by Jay Ferguson and Kris Magnuson. More about The Cities Podcast: http://news.utoronto.ca/podcasts Explore The Poetry Map from Toronto Public Libraries: http://www.torontopoetry.ca/ TRANSCRIPT The Cities Podcast […]

    Ep. 5 Really Seeing Richmond

    Ep. 5 Really Seeing Richmond

    Exploring then-and-now in the neighbourhood of Richmond and Spadina, with fourth-year students in Shauna Brail’s Urban Studies course. Plus, a sneak peek into Doors Open Toronto on May 23-24, including 14 free walking tours sponsored by the University of Toronto. To learn more about Doors Open Toronto: http://news.utoronto.ca/doors-open-toronto-12-things-you-must-see-u-t For more on The Cities Podcast: news.utoronto.ca/podcasts/ […]

    Ep 4. 7 Cities, 7 Voices

    Ep 4. 7 Cities, 7 Voices

    Seven global delegates in Toronto for the Youthful Cities summit share their visions for an ideal city. Episode also features Jane’s Walk and an exclusive with city councillors Michael Thompson and Anna Bailão on spaces to explore in their wards.   For more, visit http://news.utoronto.ca/podcasts TRANSCRIPT The Cities Podcast Ep 4 – 7 Cities, 7 Voices (Coffee […]

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